scintillate


scin·til·late

verb \ˈsin-tə-ˌlāt\
scin·til·lat·edscin·til·lat·ing

Definition of SCINTILLATE

intransitive verb
1
:  to emit sparks :  spark
2
:  to emit quick flashes as if throwing off sparks :  sparkle <stars scintillate in the sky>
transitive verb
:  to throw off as a spark or as sparkling flashes <scintillate witticisms>
scin·til·la·tor \-ˌlā-tər\ noun

Examples of SCINTILLATE

  1. <we watched contentedly as our campfire scintillated in the darkness>
  2. <the diamond ring scintillated in the sunlight>

Origin of SCINTILLATE

Latin scintillatus, past participle of scintillare to sparkle, from scintilla spark
First Known Use: circa 1623

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scin·til·late

intransitive verb \ˈsint-əl-ˌāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
scin·til·lat·edscin·til·lat·ing

Medical Definition of SCINTILLATE

: to produce scintillation

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